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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Natural Cheshire is coming! 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    25th Jul 2017 - 1st Jan 2020 

    An exciting new gallery exploring nature in Cheshire ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Chicago 
    Grange Theatre 
    24th Sep 2019 - 28th Sep 2019 

    Curtain Call Productions proudly present: Chicago ....

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  • Artisan Market 
    12th Oct 2019 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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  • Artisan Market 
    9th Nov 2019 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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Bidston

Ness Botanical Gardens

Frequent Merseyrail Service

A Perfect Place to Visit

In 1864 expansion of Liverpool docks required the Observatory to be moved to Bidston Hill. The observatory provided Liverpool with an accurate time and weather forecasts by studying the stars. As late as 1969, a noon cannon, operated by Bidston by telegraph was fired at Birkenhead, to enable the people of Liverpool to set their clocks.

Bidston Windmill, complete with sails, is visible from all over the Wirral. It was built to replace an earlier mill destroyed in 1791 and worked until about 1875.

Tam O'Shanter Cottage was built around 300 years ago.  Its name comes from a stone carving of the poem Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, which adorns a wall on the site.  Four acres around the cottage have been developed as a city farm known as the Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm.

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